Monday, December 9, 2013
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Images And Words Week 227 - Seasons Changehttp://imagesandwordsonblogger.blogspot.com/2013/09/images-and-words-week-227-seasons-change.html
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Images And Words 213 ~ Animals : Both Great Or Small ~
Welcome to Images And Words Week 213 And Our Theme is -
Animals: Both Great Or Small
Milli is our host
The horse continues to amaze me. At a roping, it stands in the chute all tense and ready to go, as the calf leaves (it gets a head start, 10 seconds added to their time if rider/horse leave too quick), the horse goes from a stand still to a full run. When the riders ropes the calf the horse goes from a full run to a sliding stop to aid the rider to dismount the moving horse, run to the calf and tie it. Fastest time wins.
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Yesterday I attended a local roping. A memorial roping to raise money for scholarships. Grandsons and friends were entered. Decided it was a perfect time to try out the new lens in an outdoor action packed activity. We parked on the north side of the arena (so north wind would blow dust away from me), backed up to the fence and I sat up "shop" in the back of the pickup, sitting on the extra fuel tank/tool box, new lens on camera (80-400mm), tripod, and started experimenting. Started out with automatic setting but changed to the scene sports setting. Kept it that way for the remainder of the even. Photo is one of the Grandsons. The other grandson was 3rd in the average. Each person got 3 runs and then the top ropers came back for the short go.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Images And Words Week 207 ~ Light ~
This is probably my favorite subject for my photography --- OK, maybe 2nd with horses being first. So I combine the two. Saturday I was invited to Heather's training barn to meet an editor for the Paint Horse Journal. The reporter was doing a photo interview with Heather for another article (the first article done with Heather used my photos that I took especially for that article). It was a neat experience to watch the two professionals: horse trainer and magazine editor work together. I was also a bit jealous of the camera equipment the Paint Horse Association furnished Laura. As soon as I got home I looked up the cost & specs of the Nikon D3 and the 70-200 Nikkor lens on B&H: $9095.95 without any taxes or accessories one might want. I don't think I'll be putting this on my wants lists anytime soon.
The most exciting thing for me was that Laura gave me a quick lesson on using manual settings for indoor arenas when the light is not good. It was a partly cloudy to mostly cloudy day. This barn with it's sky lights can be a fun place to take photos and I've gotten some neat shots using nature's spot lights. It was exciting to get action shots without blurring. I know this one doesn't have the action but I loved how the light spot lighted the dust trail after Heather stopped the young horse. Here's the photo from Saturday using manual settings for the first time with good results in a low light situation.
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Sunday, March 3, 2013
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Images And Words Week 200 -
Our Second Century
I didn't know what to post and one of the suggestions was our first post on Images and Words. From my exports to this page (from Multiply) just for Images and Words it appears I began with # 95. Here is that post.
2/27/2011 from Multiply
My first images & words entry on Multiply
From Milli, hostess for the week:
Basically what I want to see from everyone this week is one of your more unusual photos, a photo of maybe a subject that you would not normally set your sights upon, used as your I&W and then either write a quote for the photo or use one that fits the bill from elsewhere.
This hen might not have been wet but she sure was mad. Very upset that I wanted to photograph her family of small chicks. Even though we live in the country, we don't have chickens. While visiting my folks I really aggravated this mother hen taking photographs of her family.
New to the group (still waiting for approval, only joined today) so I hope I am doing this correctly.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Images And Words 198 ~ Our Feathered Friends
Welcome to Images And Words Week 198
This week our theme is..
Our Feathered Friends.
Photo taken while watching a hawk eat a cotton tail rabbit. I am in the house watching through the living room window. To see other photos and read the blog about this series of photos (if friends on Muzenews or Multiply)
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Sunday, February 10, 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Images And Words Week 197 - Ingenious Inventions
hosted by Anders
As soon as I saw the theme, I know I wanted to go way out of the box with posting for Images and Words and hope I didn't break too many rules as it as been a long time since I read them.
I love modern inventions and I love camping with the horses and trail riding but I'm spoiled and don't "rough it". So here's how we camp. A living quarters horse trailer. It has a 14' short wall complete self contained camper with all the luxuries of home plus 4 horse stalls and several tack storage areas. 31' long not counting the "nose" and 8' wide. The trailer barely fits under a 12' over head door and getting saddles on and off the saddle rack can be a problem, especially for short old ladies like myself. The following video shows an Ingenious Invention that makes that task easy.
And I kept thinking about the George Jones song. Hi Tech Redneck. I don't consider myself a red neck but I'm country to the bone.
I hope my entry this week brought a smile to your face. Can't wait for camping season to start again. So tired of the cold and the wind.
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Sunday, February 3, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Images & Words #196 - Statues
hosted by Sue
Artist: Marty Robbins
Song: The Strawberry Roan
Album: Gunfighter Ballads & Trail Songs
I was hangin' 'round town, just spendin' my time
Out of a job, not earnin' a dime
A feller steps up and he said, "I suppose
You're a bronc fighter from looks of your clothes."
"You figures me right, I'm a good one." I claim
"Do you happen to have any bad ones to tame?"
Said "He's got one, a bad one to buck
At throwin' good riders, he's had lots of luck."
I gets all het up and I ask what he pays
To ride this old nag for a couple of days
He offered me ten; I said, "I'm your man,
A bronc never lived that I couldn't span."
He said: "Get your saddle, I'll give you a chance"
In his buckboard we hopped and he drives to the ranch
I stayed 'til mornin' and right after chuck
I stepped out to see if this outlaw can buck.
Down in the horse corral standin' alone
Is an old Caballo, a Strawberry Roan
His legs are all spavined, he's got pigeon toes
Little pig eyes and a big Roman nose
Little pin ears that touched at the tip
A big 44 brand was on his left hip
U-necked and old, with a long, lower jaw
I could see with one eye, he's a regular outlaw.
I gets the blinds on 'im and it sure is a fright
Next comes the saddle and I screws it down tight
Then I steps on 'im and I raises the blinds
Get outta the way boys, he's gonna unwind
He sure is a frog-walker, he heaves a big sigh
He only lacks wings, for to be on the fly
He turns his old belly right up to the sun
He sure is a sun-fishin', son-of-a-gun.
He's about the worst bucker I've seen on the range
He'll turn on a Nickel and give you some change
He hits on all fours and goes up on high
Leaves me a spinnin' up there in the sky
I turns over twice and I comes back to earth
I lights in a cussin' the day of his birth
I know there are ponies that I cannot ride
There's some of them left, they haven't all died.
I'll bet all my money, the man ain't alive
That'll stay with Old Strawberry
When he makes his high dive.